Dater Foundation Awards 10 Grants in April

Published Date: May 20, 2016

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Cincinnati, Ohio, May 20, 2016 – The Charles H. Dater Foundation awarded 10 grants totaling $98,000 in April, including a $10,000 grant to Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for the library’s annual summer reading program.

In 2016, Read, Create, Make will emphasize not only reading but also learning based on STEAM, science and technology interpreted through engineering and the arts and based on mathematical concepts.  Research and years of experience confirm that library use, summer reading programs and book ownership are key factors in school advancement and reduced summer learning loss.
Grants made in April:

American Diabetes Association, $10,000.  Camp Korelitz is a one-week summer residential camp for children ages 8 to 15 at Camp Joy. Besides enjoying tradition summer camp activities, campers are taught self-management skills and they learn to be more independent as they build confidence in dealing with their disease.

Children’s Home of Cincinnati, $10,000.  Camp-I-Can, an enriching and structured 10-week summer day camp that provides activities, field trips and academic programs for underprivileged children ages five to 12 who would otherwise be unsupervised while their parents are at work.

Elder High School, $6,000.  One hundred disadvantaged youngsters ages 9-13 will benefit from a free summer computer learning program.  Tech reach staff and student volunteers conduct the program.

Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, $10,000.  The library’s summer program will enroll between 30,000 and 40,000 youth participants and promote the enjoyment that comes from reading a good book.  

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, $10,000.  Educational outreach features the development of additional pathways to participation and engages girls in lower socioeconomic neighborhoods in non-traditional ways.

Historic Southwest Ohio, $10,000.  Education programs and outreach focusing on history and life in the 19th century for 5,000-plus young people in kindergarten through high school.

Kenton County Public Library Foundation, $5,000.  Children in kindergarten through Grade 2 will gain early library exposure both at school and at the library while they enjoy a holiday presentation by a professional marionette company.

One Way Farm of Fairfield, $10,000.  The Animal Education and Therapy Program uses the unconditional love of animals to provide comfort and support to abused and at-risk children.

UpSpring, $15,000.  Formerly Faces Without Places, UpSpring continues the organization’s successful summer education program under the name of UpSpring Summer 360°.  The free, seven-week academic and enrichment program helps homeless children ages 5-12 gain needed math and literacy skills.  

The Dater Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area to carry out programs that benefit children and focus in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs. Information about the grantmaking process and guidelines and links to an online grant application website are available at

The private foundation was established by fourth-generation Cincinnatian, businessman and philanthropist Charles Dater (1912-1993) to ensure that his resources would continue to fund worthwhile community programs after his death. The foundation has made more than 2,600 grants totaling over $40 million since its inception in 1985. 


For additional information regarding this news release, contact Roger Ruhl (513/598-1141).
The Charles H. Dater Foundation, Inc. is located at 602 Main Street, Suite 302, Cincinnati, OH 45202. 

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